Bent
Bent

Bent

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bentrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6473520092x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, International
  • Executive Chef: Susur Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Inventive, special menus from world reknowned chef Susur Lee

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bathurst
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bent
Superstar chef Susur Lee designed the menu and still oversees the kitchen but hands over the reins to his sons Kai & Levi Bent-Lee. In this up and coming Dundas west neighborhood the boys have chosen a laid back vibe emphasis on great food and imaginative drinks. The decor also a family affair designed by the boys mother Brenda Bent and her partner Karen Gable.
Critics agree Susur Lee has done it again! Favorites include Tuna and Watermelon Ceviche, Chicken Dumplings, Slow Braised Five Spice Short Ribs, Kale and Tofu Salad, a decidedly Asian flare with house brewed sake. A lively environment with great service
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Bent reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (110)special occasion (73)neighborhood gem (72)great for outdoor dining (69)hot spot (65)romantic (44)good for groups (42)late-night find (17)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Will Never Recommend to Anyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    We were at Bent for my birthday. I am giving a poor rating for the service and overall experience, meanwhile the food was good. The staff was not very friendly nor were the owners - everyone lacked energy. We were a party of 8 and went with the Chef's Menu but I was highly disappointed with what was served to us for the amount of money we were spending - the portions simply did not make sense and if we add up the dishes individually, it should only come to $400 max including the small bottle of sake that we had. Throughout the night, I was apologizing for the bad experience. I regret choosing the Chef's Menu, it came to $750 for a party of 8 and my friends were still hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Great food, service and atmosphere. A little loud at times. Sgaring food. Really enjoyed my evening there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed. I went here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Underwhelmed. I went here once soon after it opened and loved it! This time, 6 months after opening, I can't say I felt the same way. The food seemed rather bland and not like it had been made fresh for our order, the portions were miniscule and the service was a tad overbearing. The space is absolutely gorgeous and the ambience is great. Too bad about the rest.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After 2 less than wonderful
    MarcG
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    After 2 less than wonderful experiences at the former Sasur's restaurant, I was skeptical about dining at Bent. I was also wrong. Bent is excellent. I've now had 2 great evenings here. The food is wonderful and delicious. A truly unique experience. I'm a real sushi lover and I greatly enjoyed this. Even so, the ribs are now one of my all time favorites. I can't wait until the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely delicious. Surprising
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Absolutely delicious. Surprising combinations of flavours and textures that made each tapas/shared dish uniquely enjoyable. Presented beautifully, and 'announced' as a party arrival might be, the plates were brought to the table (as they were ready) by attentive, professional - but warmly human - staff. Would recommend to anyone looking for a rich taste bud experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant and creative food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Vibrant and creative food coupled with fun decor and design. Highly recommended to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great attentive service, interestin
    leafsgrrl
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Great attentive service, interesting food - overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Great food! Smoked cod in taro tacos was outstanding. Beef ribs were great. Only issue we ever have is the noise but the food makes up for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is Art you can Eat - wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Like Joanne Kates said in 1988, "Art you can Eat" absolutely a treat for the senses. Susur Lee was there himself that night and visited our table, an extraordinary man!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfoutunately this was a smaller,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Unfoutunately this was a smaller, louder version of Lee. The food was sub par, the service was just ok and the restaurant was so loud I couldn't hear what my friend was saying across the table. The soup was was great but neither of us enjoyed anything else (except th chorizo with the dumplings-not the dumpling themselves) until dessert. Unfortunately everything just seemed bland. I could have spent hours trying to find the duck in the duck salad, and still come up short. The area is great and the design of the restaurant is nice but I recommend choosing another resto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Excellent food and service, interesting menu. The "complete package" -- all details of the customer experience are carefully considered and attended to. Somewhat noisy because of the decor, which reflects the sound -- not a restaurant for a quiet meal. Otherwise fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic